Hurry up and die. God I swear even Galbalan was less irritating because the floor tiles didn’t fall and there was more variety to him. Falling floor tiles are very rage inducing..
Dark himself also moves too damn fast. He makes Vagullion look like a pushover. I either a) get cornered due to disappearing floor tiles and sniped to death by the danmaku or b) can’t even hit Dark Fact enough and get killed by danmaku before I kill him.
I’ve tried the strategy of hitting him near the edge so I don’t get trapped, but then after I hit him a few times I can’t catch up with him and get killed by the danmaku. lol I swear it’ll take as long for me to beat him as the rest of the game. I can imagine how easy this game would get if rings and items worked in boss fights, though. Some long-range magic would also work wonders.
EDIT: So I figured that it’d take more time for me to try and beat Dark Fact than to replay the entire thing on easy, and I did exactly that. Dark was a complete pushover on easy, mainly because he died in less hits. Pride? Practice? Determination? I’ll save those for boss fights I actually find fun. On to Ys II!